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Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 2 x 4GB DDR3 1600

OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular Power Supply

EVGA GeForce GTX 560

RAIDMAX SMILODON Extreme Black Mid Tower
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I guess you have hard drive, DVD rom and such stuff from previous computer? Anyway, it's a decent machine.

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Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 2 x 4GB DDR3 1600

OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular Power Supply

EVGA GeForce GTX 560

RAIDMAX SMILODON Extreme Black Mid Tower

There. I removed all the irrelevant information. Keep it simple, bro..

Seems pretty decent. I'd recommend getting an ATI HD6950 though. Just make a simple BIOS flash on it and you'll basically have an HD6970.
Or you could wait for GTX660 to hit the shelves. The GTX 600 series from Nvidia seem like they'll be really good.

Oh, and that chassis might not be the best. Looks really good, but airflow doesn't seem good. Look for ones that have a fan at the top or bottom.
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sadly this is my budget. so ill have to stick with this. Ive had bad luck with radeon cards
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If you change your mind, there's a very good new Ati Radeon series. HD 7850 beats GTX 560 Ti(these are even stronger than normal GTX 560, which you plan to take) and they barely fall behing GTX 570, while the price is compared to GTX 560 Ti products.

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Don't listen to Zoki. He's a sheep :P

Actually, the GTX560 is pretty damn bad compared to other choices..
The HD6870 is slightly better AND costs 70USD less than GTX560. Only a madman would choose the GTX560.

Also consider the HD7850. It costs ~15USD more than the GTX560, but has 25% better performance. It's certainly not as good price/performance as the HD6870, but it overclocks better and draws less power.
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Im actually going to get EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5. I have had 3 radeon cards so far. First one was a 600 pro I believe, a 1600Pro, and some HD one and all of them I have had problems with. Driver issues, crashing issues, and even the colors messing up. Right now im using a 8400GS nvidia. I know it isnt great. I cant play alot of stuff but its working and Ive had no problems. Thanks for the recommendation though. I just want to try an Nvidia card this time and see how it goes. Ive read up on the card and it can play almost any game on max settings and that works for me. As for the case. Well im on a budget like I said and im already at my max. I want one that lights up well and has good air flow. If you know of one please let me know that would be great.
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Buying overclocked cards is generally a bad idea. You can just overclock them yourself at home and save 10-20USD. The only thing you really should look at is the cooling on the card. Make sure you get a card with good cooling, then you can overclock better.

If you're already at your max in budget you REALLY should get the HD6870. It's cheaper and more powerful.


The problems you've had before are probably just because of some incredibly bad luck, because problems with graphic cards are very rare as far as I know.
ATI did make pretty bad graphic cards back in the 0-1000, 1000-2000 and 2000-3000 series, so I dunno if that had anything to do with it.
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So you tell me I'm a sheep, and then re-post everything I said...

Anyway, back to topic. If you seriously don't want to consider Radeon graphics, then change the nVidia one. Buying overclocked graphics is something you will pay like 30$ for it, and you can do it at home(maybe not same, but close to it). Instead of buying some high class overclocked GTX 560, buy classic GTX 560 Ti and then overclock it at home, and you'll get a better performance.

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The reason I picked this also was because its a 2Gb video card. Its the only reason I picked out the Overclocked one.

What about this one. Its a Radeon
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150563
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